Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Trailing P/E Ratio16.54
Forward P/E Ratio16.09
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.93 billion
Price / Sales0.90
Cash Flow$8.4495 per share
Price / Cash9.10
Book Value$32.90 per share
Price / Book2.34
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.65
Net Income$91.57 million
Return on Equity14.73%
Return on Assets7.52%
Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Stepan's stock symbol?
Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."
How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?
Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. View Stepan's Dividend History.
How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?
Stepan (NYSE:SCL) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 24th. The basic materials company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.09. The basic materials company earned $499.34 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $506 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 14.73% and a net margin of 4.62%. Stepan's quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.36 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History.
When is Stepan's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for SCL?
5 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $32.00 to $36.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's stock price to reach $34.25 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Stepan.
Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?
Who are Stepan's key executives?
Stepan's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
- Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec. (Age 56)
- Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 54)
- Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 48)
- Mr. Matthew John Eaken, VP, Corp. Controller & Interim CFO (Age 55)
Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?
News headlines about SCL stock have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stepan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.13 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.
Who are Stepan's major shareholders?
Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.63%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.67%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (1.32%), Allianz Asset Management GmbH (1.32%), Northern Trust Corp (1.24%) and Millennium Management LLC (1.00%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce, Scott C Mason and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan.
Which institutional investors are selling Stepan stock?
SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, American International Group Inc. and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce and Scott R Behrens. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.
Which institutional investors are buying Stepan stock?
SCL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Matarin Capital Management LLC, Dean Investment Associates LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Millennium Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, BlackRock Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.
How do I buy shares of Stepan?
Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Stepan's stock price today?
One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $76.89.
How big of a company is Stepan?
Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $91.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,096 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Stepan?
Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]
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